I’m a huge fan of Ted Talks. I know they have their detractors, but I think it’s a phenomenal movement that brings the best of today’s wisdom to the people who need to hear it most. They genuinely motivate me, and I learn something every time.
Here are four that have really changed me:
One of the most important things I’ve learned so far in life, is that money doesn’t mean happiness, and working harder doesn’t actually get you closer to a better life. Here is a talk by the director of a 75 year old study on happiness. Here’s a hint – the secret is more about connection and a lot less about what’s in the bank.
This TED talk focuses on how we’re all makers at heart. How somewhere inside we’re born to make. Here’s a highlight on exploring the question “can I make it?”
Next, is a look at why we still need explorers, how there is still so much out there to discover and how much humanity needs the explorer and curiosity-driven innovation.
Lastly, is one of my favorite talks from an Australian that had her life ripped apart due to a tragic accident. Her story of redemption makes just about any normal-life struggle seem trivial, but it also gives hope that whatever you’re facing you can not only make it, you can thrive.
Take a look at all the Ted Talks here. They cover so many topics that there is definitely something that will stay with you for life.